Another Fine Mess: Life on Tomorrow’s Moon

A TRUE STORY.

“Without the moon we wouldn’t be here at all.

No, not true. Creatures would exist, possibly us. But we wouldn’t eat or think the same way, and we’d look completely different.”

 

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The book covers our early struggles to reach the moon…

Then turns to our lunar colonists of the future, what they will eat:

Whom they will marry:

….and so on, every category of benighted human endeavor, all thoroughly footnoted and getting more relevant every day. What with global warming (is it time to call it global heating?) bringing us ever closer to the day when fields of methane will be rising from ancient graves and the seas so full of jellyfish they look like cobblestones, the moon could be a ball of red-hot real estate.

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